This Sunday just gone was amazing (5th June 2016!). I woke up feeling tired after finishing an extremely busy week with the LEP Fitness Tribe. It’s been a long time since I gave myself 1 day off. I usually have Sunday afternoons to recover but I decided that i’d give myself the entire day on this occasion.
That meant no gym, no e-mails (or checking!), no phone, no planning, no stressing, it was to be just me… relaxing. As it was a beautiful day I decided to sit outside, catch some rays, and Vitamin D, whilst reading my book (Lolita – weird book, but good!). Initially I found the art of relaxing very difficult… work related thoughts kept popping into my head such as…“Nick! You’ve got to complete this custom meal plan! Nick! You could be writing a blog! Nick! Why aren’t you going to the gym?!?!”
After a while of battling with such thoughts I started to relax, and unwind. I sat still for hrs on my comfy brown cushion (which Sally can’t stand! it’s a bit old and manky but It’s sooo comfy!) – I read and chilled out, taking a brief pause every now and then to sip on some icy cold Evian water. I absolutely loved it, I relaxed, my mind aimlessly wandered, and at some point in the afternoon I slowly drifted off into a restful sleep. I bathed in the sun (consequently got a tan! high five!) and spent the best part of 6hrs completely chilling out in my peaceful garden.
When Was the last time you just focused on you for 1 day?
I must admit i’m guilty of this myself and need to do it more often. But after my experience on Sunday i’m definitely going to do this more regularly. I felt utterly revitalised, refreshed and ready to go again. It’s amazing how just 1 day away from stress can re-charge the batteries. I guarantee that if you take a day to chillax (chilling + relaxing = chillaxing!) you’ll…
- Have more energy for the week ahead
- Have better workouts
- Feel so much fresher (mentally and physically)
Reading, sunbathing, light swimming, brisk walking, sleeping, mediating! So on that note i’m setting you a challenge to complete a ‘Chillax’ day this week. Commit to 1 full day, put it in your diary and make it happen. Let me know how you get on!
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